'''Philip Morris Glass''' (born January 31, 1937
) is a classical American composer. He is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century.
[Naxos Classical Music Spotlight podcast: Philip Glass Heroes Symphony]
His music is also often controversially described as ''minimal music
'', along with the work of the other "major minimalists" La Monte Young
, Terry Riley
and Steve Reich
[Richardson, John (1999), ''Singing Archaeology: Philip Glass's Akhnaten'', University Press of New England, p. 21]
Glass has distanced himself from the "minimalist" label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures".
Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically.
Currently, he describes himself as a "classicist", pointing out that he...